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Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Theodore

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Historic Walking Area · Garden
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Bellingrath Gardens and Home, a former holiday fishing camp, features meandering paths among azaleas, camellias and annuals-filled beds--as well as a 15-room English Renaissance house. Prominent architect George B. Rogers designed the home and gardens for the Bellingraths in 1935. He and Bessie Bellingrath collected camellias and azaleas from across the South to enliven the garden. Stop by the fountain plaza--an artesian spring that has been contained and redirected into pleasing runnels to the Mermaid Pool, Grotto and Fowl River. Climb the steps of the rockery to see the terraced pools and waterfalls. Take time to explore the Bellingraths' home and its original furnishings. Our Theodore online trip planner makes visiting Bellingrath Gardens and Home and other Theodore attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • For me botanical/ornamental gardens are a hit or miss, and not always dependent on what's in bloom. Sometimes the design is just poor and am guessing they must cost a fortune to maintain because tix....  more
    For me botanical/ornamental gardens are a hit or miss, and not always dependent on what's in bloom. Sometimes the design is just poor and am guessing they must cost a fortune to maintain because tix....  more »
  • Beautiful. We went early morning to avoid the heat of the day, strolled the self-guided tour. If you like gardens this is a very nice place to visit. 
    Beautiful. We went early morning to avoid the heat of the day, strolled the self-guided tour. If you like gardens this is a very nice place to visit.  more »
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  • Just go. Nothing about Bellingrath is not magical. The gardens are immaculate, the employees go out of their way to be friendly and welcoming, and it always smells amazing! The house. Spend the extra and take the tour. The guides are true southern belles! They are warm and welcoming as if showing you around their own home. The stories they share about Mr and Mrs Bellingrath just touch your heart and make you wish you could've met them!
  • We took a nice leisurely stroll through the gardens. They were beautiful. We also walked through the house, which is not handicap accessible. The house is a one and done but the gardens were great for a relaxing day. Most of the paths are handicap accessible.

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